Kanye West Somehow Made Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ List
Time Magazine released its list of the '100 Most Influential People' for 2015, and it was a little heart-breaking. Some names on the list were well-deserved, but others (*cough* Kanye West) were pretty surprising.
Every year Time Magazine creates its list of the '100 Most Influential People.' The people featured range from sports figures, celebrities, politicians, scientists, and other notable individuals who are shaping our world today. Each featured person has a segment written about them by another public figure (like Martha Stewart who wrote a piece on Kim Kardashian).
This year's list included celebrities like Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon, and Chris Pratt. Also on the list were public figures Hillary Clinton and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg (just to mention a few).
What really surprised me was the fact that Kanye West made the list. Yeah, I guess he is an 'influential person,' but I wouldn't consider him a good influence. I think West is too arrogant and vain to have been put on a list like this. But maybe that's what people want. Tech innovator Elon Musk was the one to write his piece on West, and according to Us Weekly Magazine, this is what Musk had to say about the rapper,
"Kanye West would be the first person to tell you he belongs on this list,"
..."The dude doesn't believe in false modesty, and he shouldn't."
...Kanye does think. Constantly. About everything. And he wants everybody else to do the same: to engage, question, push boundaries. Now that he's a pop-culture juggernaut, he has the platform to achieve just that. He's not afraid of being judged or ridiculed in the process..."
If Musk wants to believe that West's ego-trip is boundary-pushing, influential behavior, then that's his choice. He is entitled to his own opinion. We're all entitled to our own opinion. But I'm going to believe that Time Magazine got this one wrong, and he shouldn't have been a part of this list.
The '100 Most Influential People' list will be available Friday (April 17), on newsstands. And there are five different 'collectable' covers including one with Kayne West on it.